At least five activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) and Islami Chhatra Shibir (ICS) were injured in a fierce clash at Islamic University (IU) yesterday.
Campus sources said a group of BCL men locked in an altercation with some Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) activists around 12:30pm and drove them out of the campus for delivering anti-government speech at a rally.
Shibir activists of IU, reportedly led by its president Shahinoor Rahman, rushed to the spot protesting the incident.
Later, around 100 Shibir activists trooped out of Saddam Hossain Hall and Ziaur Rahman Hall at about 1:30pm and attacked BCL activists with lethal weapons. The clash caused injury to Shahinoor and Masud Hossain of ICS and Ashiqur Rahman Japan and Zohurul Islam of BCL.
As the ICS men were being driven off they opened fire wounding Rintu, a BCL activist, in the left leg.
Rintu is currently undergoing treatment at Faridpur Medical College Hospital while Masud has been admitted to Kushtia General Hospital.
Meanwhile, police detained around 20 Shibir activists but later released them in the presence of Mahbubul Arefin, proctor of IU.
“The situation is currently under control,” the proctor said.
Additional police were deployed on the campus to avoid further incidents.